September 27, 2019
What is the best way to communicate all the resources of your library to the members of your community? Newsletters, of course! If you’re looking for new ideas and inspiration to spruce up your library’s newsletter – or even to get one started – we’ve got you covered.
We recently published a white paper bringing you best practices and tips from libraries big and small, urban and rural, in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. And coming up on Thursday, October 10th, join us for the webinar Library Newsletters: Best Practices to learn even more practical ways some libraries are using newsletters to communicate with patrons outside of the library.
Our customers make some awesome newsletters, and we love to share them. Here are some ideas to get you started. And the category is: Book clubs!
Anderson County Library System, Anderson, SC
Does your library have multiple book clubs to promote? Anderson County Library System does, and they have a great newsletter to promote all the monthly picks and meetings. They also offer Book Club Services, so book clubs can get multiple copies ahead of time. Have a look at their newsletter:
Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
Check ‘em out! Literally! You can check out book club kits from MPL that include 10 copies of the book along with a laminated discussion guide. And not a bad looking newsletter to promote these fresh kits.
New Bedford Free Public Library, New Bedford, MA
The Adult Book Club Newsletter from NBFPL is very engaging – BOLD, friendly colors that look *gorgeous* with the selected titles, branding at the very top of the email, and a compact email that packs all the information about the title and book club in without a lot of scrolling.
Another cool thing they do at New Bedford is send out an email at the beginning of the year listing all of the potential book club picks (using the book jacket feature), and with a link to a Google poll, giving their community an opportunity to participate in the title selection process.
Molly Wyand is the Communications Specialist at NoveList. She is currently reading Death Is Hard Work by Khaled Khalifa.